OVADIA AL-KARA DRUZE PROFILE

PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR EKEL SIVAN  

Production year 1998 length 25 min

The story of the Druze artist Ovadia al-Kara

Son to a respectable and distinguished family from Daliyat al-Carmel, a child who went to work as a garden cleaner in the home of the best Israeli artists in the nearby Ein Hod, Sent alone as a teenager to Paris, sleeping under bridges, studied painting and sculpture. Ovadia al-Kara returned to Israel as a famous artist and built his home in Ein Hod, and he is the only Druze artist currently in Ein Hod. The film also describes the rest of the Al-Kara family, the Druze tradition clash with the art and the rift that was created.

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